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* Get Liquid: Join us this MOREDan Primack - Nov 26, 2012 7:10 AM ET
America's biggest companies smashed records for earnings in 2011. Too bad the party can't last.
FORTUNE -- Given the sluggish recovery and a strapped consumer, you'd expect to see corporate America trudging along, not racing for glory. In fact, the Fortune 500 are thriving as a group. Unlike the U.S. economy, they've shown quicksilver agility, rapidly shifting their product mix and producing more goods at little new cost. This nimbleness belies MOREShawn Tully, senior editor-at-large - May 7, 2012 12:00 PM ET
To make the company's buyback plan worthwhile, it will have to.
FORTUNE -- How high does Apple's stock need to rise to make its promised buyback worthwhile? It's a question worth asking. After all, Apple could have spent the $10 billion it announced in share buybacks on any number of things to grow shareholder value—a bigger dividend than the annual $9.9-billion payout announced, which currently yields 1.8%, or even a one-time MOREScott Cendrowski, writer-reporter - Mar 20, 2012 10:14 AM ET
"Siri, send Michael Arrington a suitcase full of cash and a paper bag full of dog turds."
Ok, not exactly the most high-brow thing I've ever posted, but still damn funny...Dan Primack - Oct 13, 2011 12:03 PM ET
By David Chao, contributor
I was 8 months out of college when I went to work for Apple. 1988. Tired of my sales job I had prior, I wanted to change the world and follow Steve's vision of "personal computing for everyone." Steve was just fired by his Board. Over the next few years, I could feel the culture he built wither away. Apple kept on building products that focused less MOREOct 6, 2011 8:15 AM ET
Apple's visionary founder passes away at the age of 56.
The Apple (AAPL) board of directors this evening released a statement that founder Steve Jobs has passed away, after a long battle with cancer. It says:
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because MOREDan Primack - Oct 5, 2011 7:47 PM ET
Bank analysts scurried to issue new reports last night on Apple (AAPL), following news that CEO Steve Jobs had resigned and would be succeeded by chief operating officer Tim Cook. Here is a sampling:
Ben Reitzes of Barclays $515 per share price target remains unchanged
"While we do not believe that Steve Jobs is replaceable, it is worth noting that Tim Cook is a proven executive who can handle the pressure and knows MOREDan Primack - Aug 25, 2011 5:59 AM ET
The tech community tonight experienced its version of an earthquake.
Steve Jobs has resigned as chief executive officer of Apple (AAPL). The company has promoted chief operating officer Tim Cook to the position of CEO and said that Cook will join the company's board of directors. Jobs will become Apple's chairman.
Here is a copy of Jobs' resignation letter:
To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
I have always said if MOREDan Primack - Aug 24, 2011 6:39 PM ET
Andy Miller, head of mobile advertising for Apple (AAPL), is leaving to join VC firm Highland Capital Partners. Miller is the former co-founder and CEO of Quattro Wireless, a Highland-backed company that Apple acquired early last year for $275 million. He currently reports directly to Steve Jobs.
The news was first reported by All Things D, and confirmed by Fortune with Highland partner Peter Bell.
"We were going to do a formal MOREDan Primack - Aug 17, 2011 12:02 PM ET
Apple, Cisco, and other multinationals are lobbying hard for a tax break on foreign income. They may have a new ally in Sen. Chuck Schumer.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
FORTUNE -- The campaign by U.S. multinationals to sell Congress on a corporate tax break for their overseas profits has looked so far like tilting at windmills. Even backers of the so-called repatriation tax holiday have quietly acknowledged it's a political stinker that MOREJun 21, 2011 8:45 AM ET
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